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Aba - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Aba - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Aba - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Aba - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Aba - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Aba - Chicago

4.8
4.8
2073 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Aba is a Mediterranean restaurant with locations in Chicago, IL, Austin, TX, and Bal
Harbour, FL. Aba, meaning father in Hebrew, incorporates Chef CJ Jacobson’s lighter style
of cooking with influences from the Mediterranean, including Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and
Greece. The bar program showcases rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits.
Signature dishes include Smoky Garlic Hummus, Muhammara, Heirloom Crispy Chicken
Thigh, Shawarma-Spiced Skirt Steak, Grilled Salmon Kebab and more. The bar program
showcases rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 221 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Californian, Meat
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 645-1400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Host your next meeting or event with help from Aba! Enjoy Catering options including<br />Hummus &amp; Spreads, Hot &amp; Cold Mezze, Dessert and more. Choose between the Mediterranean Feast with family-style options for a<br />minimum of eight, or order mezze favorites a la carte. 48 hour notice. Optional delivery is<br />handled via Doordash, and costs $7.00.
  • Private party facilities
    Let Aba cater your next celebration, meeting, or special event! Enjoy large group diningspaces, or our intimate semi-private Chef’s Table which can accommodate groups up to 10guests. For groups up to 600, join us in our private event hall, The Dalcy.
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Cross street
    W Fulton St &amp; N Green St
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available, in addition to garage and valet.
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,073 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Mediterranean

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked

  • Chicago

    Mediterranean

  • Chicago

    Most Booked

2,073 Reviews
  1. Dfoodie

    Chicago

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it!! We ordered several things, all outstanding. I'd highly recommend.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I need the recipe for the hummus it’s one of the best I’ve ever had! Amazing food and very attentive waiter!

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  3. Ragas

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere for drinks and impressive dining. Ambiance was excellent. Service wasn't ideal but overall highly recommend.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family came out to visit from North Dakota and I'm from the suburbs so it was a place all of us never been to. It was a great choice. The pork belly, steak frites, lamp chops, cauliflower kebabs and meatballs were all superb. Family style dining where it's encouraged to share. My cousin had a whiskey cocktail and I had a Mango beer. Delicious! I would go back there again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great nice as usual. Wonderful dishes and outstanding service.

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  6. ArianaHM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and the service was amazing. Will definitely visit again during the summer to dine on the patio

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  7. Ruddy

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We've eaten at Aba a couple of times now and the food was phenomenal. We went on Sunday for brunch and started with the short rib hummus, which had a sweet and savory taste. For our entrée we had the seasoned steak and eggs. The steak was cooked just right (medium rare) and deliciously seasoned. The eggs were prepared perfectly - my wife had them sunnyside up and I had them overeasy. The potatoes were ok. I would suggest trying to get a side of aioli or ketchup because they were pretty plain. The only downside was the service was average, at best. It took a while for the drinks to arrive. I ordered coffee and they forgot to bring cream and sugar. By the time the cream and sugar were delivered my coffee was cold. It was also difficult to get the waiter's attention for a refill on drinks. Ambiance, noise level, and overall setting was great.

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  8. JennyF

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch, beautiful spot, excellent service

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  9. HeidiB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing! We had 7 people and were seated on the heated patio. The sun was shining bright and over heated the patio making it uncomfortable.

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  10. calliemc4

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing! Service was very slow and was waiting for food to be brought out for a long time. Would go again because the food was amazing!

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  11. Emily

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite spots in Chicago! Still thinking about our wonderful meal.

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  12. TehraB

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner in a lovely atmosphere! Enclosed patio is warm and beautiful. Food was wonderful! We will go back again and again!

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  13. Jerry

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from service, atmosphere and food was amazing!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While we have been to Aba so many times, last night was the best dining experience we’ve had before. Despite it being a busy night, we were sat within minutes of the reservation. However, the reason we had the best experience at Aba yet was because of our server Juju. She was extremely tentative, caring and knew the menu inside and out. She helped us pick out the perfect drinks and food that would complement them (and the food was incredible as always). She was truly the best server we have had in ages in Chicago and she is an asset to Aba. We will definitely be coming back again and requesting her as our server!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They made us wait for our table that was clearly ready. We were sat in their outdoor area that was freezing cold and the service was non existent. Even our waiter was telling us he’s so sorry the service was so bad. Food came out raw we all ate the raw food since the waiter told us the lamb is supposed to be rare. We all got terribly sick. From the service to the food everything was a disaster last night.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I had an amazing first time experience! Would highly recommend! Will definitely be back!

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  17. Kate

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The only thing that was good here was the hummus. The food was terrible, the service was slow. The shrimp scampi wasn’t pasta and it smelled liked curry.

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  18. JoshW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good: Interior Service Smoky Garlic Hummus Whipped Feta Bad: Faroe island salmon: overcooked--some parts were the texture of a jerky. Shrimp scampi: Six shrimp (literally) swimming in a muffin tin filled with oil--with some charred parmesan bread crumbs on top.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time ! Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful and we enjoyed the food and ambiance!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Seating very crowded. Chairs from table behind me kept hitting me. Could barely hear anything. Good was great and good service.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was okay. A bit over crowded. Spicy hummus is good but chicken kebabs rice is very oily

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  22. SydneyP

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    thank you for making my brother’s birthday brunch so special!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming to Aba and sharing the dining experience with friends. The food is both delicious and comforting. There are unique menu options and Aba caters to multiple dietary restrictions. The options to sit on the rooftop patio year round is a big plus, but the indoor dining is a great vibe as well.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely amazing. Loved the ambience and will definitely come back!

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  25. ManuelaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food came out in a timely manner. The staff was extremely attentive and helpful! The drinks were also 10/10

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing! Definitely an experience! I recommend the black garlic hummus and the beef and lamb kabobs.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Nicest people serving.

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  28. RevLove

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a very pleasant experience overall from the food/wine to service. Would certainly recommend. 1) Smokey garlic hummus 2) Salmon & Steak kebabs 3) Crispy Chicken Thigh were all delicious

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  29. mariss

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal! Everything was delicious. Would highly recommend the whipped feta, crispy potatoes, tuna and hamachi. Service was amazing. We will be dining here again!

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  30. AlanR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding evening at Aba. Excellent food / service / wine. Enjoyed the evening very much.

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  31. Cats

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous atmosphere, most wonderfully prepared sharing plates, bursting with flavour. Cocktail at bar served by Sean was perfect. Delighted to spend our last vacation evening in this special place. Highly recommend

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  32. KathleenZ

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food an ambiance here is simply amazing. Aba was our favorite restaurant that we visited over our 3 day weekend trip to Chicago. The truffle orzo was probably the best truffle dish we’ve ever had. The only regret was that we didn’t have any room left for dessert. We celebrated my daughter’s 25th birthday here. Would definitely recommend for special occasions or a date night.

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  33. GabrielleC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Abba is one of my favorite restaurants. Highly recommend!!

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  34. KurtF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service, food, and good timing between courses.

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  35. DinerJo

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, it was way too hot on the patio, we were all sweating and it’s February, I wish we had an indoor table

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We reserved an outdoor table and were given one inside 15 minutes after our reservation started. We watched as the server regularly checked in with other tables while we were skipped. I ordered something and informed of a dietary restriction, after it was ordered the server came over and basically said it would be a different dish and did not give me an option to change items, then up charged the revision. She also only asked one of us what drink we wanted and never stayed around long enough for us to order. I really couldn’t believe how poor the service was for how expensive of a place it is

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  37. Bret

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and have GF/Vegan options for one of our guests. Will be back (soon).

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  38. Mike

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is just fine. The scene is very nice. But that’s really the only really nice thing about this experience

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was disappointing. We ordered our drinks and mezze and entrees. Our server said he would make sure that everything would be spaced out so we could enjoy the mezzes before our entrees. Only one drink of 4 came out, then a couple of the mezzes. We had to call our server order to ask the status of our drinks. By the time 3 of the mezze were brought out, our drinks finally came over. No apology or follow up from our server. Our 4th mezze came out with 2 of the entrees and then finally the last 2 entrees appeared. The food was tasty but service was lacking

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and drinks! Love the atmosphere as well!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings

FAQs

Aba - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 645-1400.

Aba - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 2073 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 221 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Aba - Chicago

302 N. Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    W Fulton St &amp; N Green St
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Californian, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available, in addition to garage and valet.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (773) 645-1400
  • Catering
    Host your next meeting or event with help from Aba! Enjoy Catering options including<br />Hummus &amp; Spreads, Hot &amp; Cold Mezze, Dessert and more. Choose between the Mediterranean Feast with family-style options for a<br />minimum of eight, or order mezze favorites a la carte. 48 hour notice. Optional delivery is<br />handled via Doordash, and costs $7.00.
  • Private party facilities
    Let Aba cater your next celebration, meeting, or special event! Enjoy large group diningspaces, or our intimate semi-private Chef’s Table which can accommodate groups up to 10guests. For groups up to 600, join us in our private event hall, The Dalcy.
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